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Ash and Hrithik are new Sanskrit text icons

entertainment Updated: Jul 16, 2009 19:34 IST
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Bollywood superstars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan made a hit jodi in the Bollywood flick Jodha Akbar and now it seems they are planning to step into a new profession together. They are the new icons used to inspire budding Sanskrit language students to learn this dying language.

Students in Lucknow are learning Sanskrit the Bollywood way… but this method has raised eyebrows with teachers and educationists across the country.

Film stars are being used, as illustrations in textbooks to help students learn alphabets and children are liking the new method.

However, educationists are thinking to revise concept, “We have to think whether we want students to remember national heroes or film stars. In UP, Bollywood and learning go hand in hand, first Mulayam Singh dedicated a school to Amitabh Bacchan, and last year, Amar Singh opened another school in Aishwarya’s name in Barabanki, " quips Prof.Rooprekha Verma, Former Vice Chancellor, Lucknow University.